|RENTON, Wash. – The 2011 WIAA Salute to Spirit presented by Farmers Insurance, and the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Cheerleading Championships kickoff the winter portion of the state championships, Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Comcast Arena at Everett.|
Salute to Spirit, presented by Farmers Insurance, will showcase 18 high school dance/drill teams in 32 performances. The competition begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude with an award ceremony at 2:30 p.m. honoring the top performances for the following six categories; dance, hip hop, military, pom, show and kick.
The WIAA State Cheerleading Championships will begin at 3 p.m., with the award presentation scheduled at 8 p.m. to wrap-up the event. This year’s field is comprised of 52 high school squads that have qualified for one of the seven categories: Varsity Small, Varsity Medium, Varsity Large, Super Large, Coed Non-Tumbling Small and Non-Tumbling Large. 2011 marks the first time schools will be crowned champions in a specific classification. If four or more schools of the same classification qualify for a specific category, the classification will be awarded its own champion.
Tickets will be available on-site and include entry to both Salute to Spirit and the State Cheerleading Championships. Ticket prices for high school students with a valid ASB card and senior citizens are $7 per person, ticket prices for adults are $9 per person, and children under the age of five are free.
For more information on the 2010 WIAA Salute to Spirit presented by Farmers Insurance, and the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Cheerleading Championships visit http://www.wiaa.com/, or contact Cindy Adsit, WIAA Assistant Executive Director, at 425-282-5232 or email@example.com.
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